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Jessixa Bagley has written and illustrated multiple award-winning picture books, including Before I Leave and Boats for Papa, winner of an SCBWI Golden Kite Award for best picture book text. Her book Laundry Day was not only a Junior Library Guild Selection, but also a recipient an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Award for writing. Her book Henry and Bea received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. She lives in Seattle, Washington
Reem Faruqi is an acclaimed children's book author. Her debut picture book, Lailah's Lunchbox, was named an ALA Notable Book and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and was selected for the International Literacy Association's Choices reading list. Reem immigrated from Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, to Peachtree City, Georgia, when she was 13 years old. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and children.
Katey Howes is thrilled to be writing books for children. She is the author of the picture books Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe, Grandmother Thorn, and Be a Maker. Katey lives in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three adventurous daughters.
Aram Kim is a NY-based children's book author/illustrator and a picture book designer. She was born in Ohio, spent her childhood in South Korea, and now lives in Queens, NY. She is an advocate for diversity in children's literature, and creator of the Multicultural Children's Book Day poster for 2018. Her debut picture book Cat on the Bus (2016) was included in Children's Choice Reading List by ILA/CBC. Her second picture book No Kimchi for Me! (2017) is a Junior Library Guild selection, Bank Street College's Best Children's Book of the Year (2018), and 2018 A Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy by The Pennsylvania Center for the Book. She also holds workshops for people who want to create their own children's books. Visit aramkim.com.